The Transisters was born in 2005 and they play Electromagnetic(New)Wave. In 3 years they've played everywhere in Italy and opened for Kaiser Chiefs, the Raveonttes, White Rose Movement, X-wife, Disco Drive, Vincent Vincent and theVillains, One Dimensional Man, The Alps and many more. In collaboration with Geoff Turner (New Wet Kojak, Girls against Boys) they recorded 2 EP's (July 2005 and September 2007). In July the EP-Compilation 'Under Control' will be released by the german netlabel... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
Still it's difficult to find the right stamp for the band all:my:faults. And as you can hear on the new album, steve:kiai's still able to arrange dark soundwaves and feelings with classical & modern Rocksounds. The press wrote about a band going new musical ways, but it seem's they've ignored the fact that this is nothing but the typical underground. With releases that solely by the content and less by the outer appearance reached a big audience worldwide. As a second vocalist & writer... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic:, all:my:faults Source: http://www.allmyfaults.info/
7 emotional songs for 3 years of walk... sounds, vibrations, experiments the love for the music and his purity the flower is still opened! www.noctiflora.net Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
Exactly 15 months after the first publication of their successful album "For Tomorrow" on Valentine’s Day there will be a re-release in the form of a '2010 edition'. This free downloadable version of the album contains all the 12 songs and further more 2 new tracks: "Obscured by Lies", which also was featured on the 'afmusic #50' compilation and the previously unreleased song "Satellite" as bonustrack. Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, New Wave, Wave, Rock, afmusic
The silverslut recorded 2000 - 2002 currently as cd-r collection of all songs from the six ep's favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
Wave-Gitarren und FLIEHENDE STÜRME-Keyboardparts treffen zwischen EA80 und BLITZKID auf düstere Punktunes - dazwischen lassen frühe CHRISTIAN DEATH und die SUPER HEROINES grüßen. Die Debut-EP der Berliner Band DER ZERFALL ist ein Festmahl für Dark Punk-Fans. Das besondere daran ist das Gefühlsbad: Den warmen wavelastigen Cleanparts lauert stets eine Punkexplosion auf. Der Erstling der Haupstädter - betitelt wie die Band selbst - kommt stellenweise als waschechte Kreuzung aus 45 GRAVE... Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
"Here, at the beginning of the end..." ...these first words are representative for the upcoming release which will be an only-online-album. The conscious break with conventional "music marketing strategies", going own ways and the return to what distinguished this kind of music for many decades these are the bands intensions. Acting in the underground, winning fans all over the world, just with the music. Still its hard for some people to find a genre a:m:f would fit into,... Topics: Darkwave, All:My:Faults, All My Faults, Alternative, Electro, Electronic, Indie, Gothic Source: http://www.allmyfaults.info/
In Dust: 2000 – 2003 is a compilation album existing of 11 tracks Dutch musician Paul Tetteroo recorded under project name Reptile71 over a period of three years. Though Reptile71 was clearly influenced by early 80’s new wave, minimal synth and post-punk bands such as Joy Division, New Order, The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Depeche Mode, (early) OMD, Talk Talk, (early) Simple Minds and The Wake (UK), and the more spiritual music like Dead Can Dance, he still managed to create a unique sound. Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
There are currently many dark, melodic rock albums that are mixing the melancholy pathos of the gothic rock with the hard drive of the metal. But a few are able to unite music class, versatility and charisma in order to lift out of the mass. The Aachen Band Thora is a stroke of luck and was often referred as the 'Gothic Metal discovery of the year' by the press with good reason. And even on their current album "Baby No.666" Thora convince mit powerful melodies, versatile song... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Goth, Gothic, Metal, Goth-Metal Source: http://www.inverted-records.de/indexmp3.htm
Bernie Bandicoot is an Ukrainian gothic rock group which was formed in late 2009, with Bernie (vocals, guitars), Deamon (bass) and Adrian Cain (drums). Their style of music is very close to early 80?s dark post-punk, it offers some new wave and classic rock influences, especially on the guitar work. The overall mood is romantic and melacholic. Barely Bernie Bandicoot celebrated the release of their debut album on afmusic, so the story of the band ends already. But this time not without giving... Topics: Post Punk, Garage, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Bernie Bandicoot,...
PROMOTEXT:RELEASEINFO date: 2009-08-04 subject: afmusic #50 Within just one year afmusic got off to a lightning start. The most innovative netlabel in Germany for Darkwave, Gothic and Independent Music celebrates on the label founder Falk Merten's birthday their release-anniversary and distributes big presents to their fans - and that are 16 in number on this fiftieth publication. All are on this Anniversary-Compilation "AFMUSIC #50". Exactly one dozen of it are previously unreleased... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Coldwave, Wave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Industrial, Indie,...
"THE GREAT DICTATOR": This song was inspired by the great Charlie Chaplin's movie of 1940 and in particular from memorable final speech that closes the movie. The single also include a b-side called "HAZE", a song on the rubble of the destruction of World Wars. There is a special remix made by Ira-K Organisation. This is the fourth released of Chemical Waves, a project of Marco Cattani, a former member of the electronic band "Halo effect"... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, New Wave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic,...
From their journeys into the world of terror, Dead United brought a record contract, written on human skin and their current work "The Chainsaw Chronicles" a unique jewel of horror punk. "The Chainsaw Chronicles" is like brushing your teeth with maggots, is like scratching your back with a chainsaw, is like wearing a pullover made of barbwire. All in all punk rock, which makes your hair stand on end. Raw creatures - risen out of horror movies - board the stage: mummies,... Topics: Punk, Horrorpunk, Alternative, Rock, Dead United, afmusic
Also on their third CD Stromble Fix continue the insane journey through Punk, Grunge, Deathrock and Psychedelic to the abysses of the human soul. The musical spectrum as well as the instrumentation were extended once more. The Wipers and Killing Joke, but also John Lennon and Pink Floyd are the spiritual grandfathers of this band and its three protagonists, besides, still have the old hardcore punk flowing through their veins.Accordingly the recording was held raw in full intention and only... Topics: Punk, Grunge, Deathrock, Psychedelic, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, afmusic
Sweden 12 points! What THE SEARCH from Uppsala on “The Search for Connection Contact and Community” deliver, is finest Indie pop laced with Rock, which, without any problems, is at home in the same league as Shout Out Louds, The Mary Onettes, Jeniferever and others. Light-footed and full of enjoyment the guitars and keyboards relaxing dance through the room. But always looking out for solid leg work and never losing the grip to the ground of drums and bass. So the manual and technical... Topics: Indie, Rock, Pop, Wave, Darkwave, Alternative, The Search, afmusic
The Swedish band The Search wraps catchy pop melodies into a gloomy cloak, creating escaping the daily grey routines. When the press is talking about The Search, they speak of a beautiful retro-mix of wave and rock in the vein of The Cure and Joy Division. The band does not deny their roots, but take pleasure in paraphrasing them in their own slightly deranged and atmospheric way. In order to achieve a wider musical range on their 4th album 'Saturnine Songs' they hooked up two diferent... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
(((S))) is a one man project from the foggy streets of Copenhagen, Denmark. This anonymous black and white phantom artist releases his debut album "GHOST" in april 2009. Maybe you've already been lucky enough to hear his music - the snowtime single "Ghost in the snow" - on the Christmas sampler "Howly night" from AF Music? This new record "GHOST" consists of 11 melodic, guitardriven, sad, beathaunted and beautiful songs. They all deal with the obscurity... Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
At Cyber Snake the name says it all: this international bandproject call their music Hi-Tech-Cyber-Industrial. But those of you expecting electronical music with some guitars in it, will be pretty surprised.The simple entitled debut “Internet Album” by Cyber Snake lives on its musical contrasts. Each song creates its own atmosphere, which acts in the ensemble as a collection of stories from different authors. With the variable voice of singer Muza, the fascinating texts and electronic and... Topics: Alternative, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Industrial, Metal, afmusic
25 publications, more than 150,000 free downloads, bands from Germany, Sweden, Russia, Italy and Brazil - this is the shorthand for the fledgling Netlabel afmusic. Specialized in the rather gloomy sounds of Dark Wave, Gothic rock, Indie, Alternative and Industrial Rock, it's time for a brief look back...25, the summary of half a year working with great bands and an outlook on what will follow. And so on the compilation can be found previously unreleased pieces from The Forced Oscillations,... Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock, Electronic
The search recorded 2003 search 01 buy it here: red sun records | delicious goldfish records The 80's postpunk and British indie music slowly but steadily make a comeback. Bands like Interpol, Radio 4, Astral and The Stills use the musical heritage of the 80's in a refreshing way in their modern alternative music. References to The Smiths, Suicide, Joy Division and The Cure are hip again. Now we have something hot again with The Search. Sweden's newest export, The Search, proves with their... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
2 years after their first album "Lullabies for Mutant Monkeys" the paris-based anarcho-pop-punk band Lous Lingg and the Bombs return in an impressing way with their new album "Alphabet of a Revolution". On 19 songs, which are rarely longer than 3 minutes, the punk-dance-party is celebrated, which is overflowing from your local illegal squat. This is the soundtrack for the anti-capitalist demonstration currently camped out in your city. This is the sound of people screaming... Topics: Alternative, Punk, Pop, Rock, Punk Rock, afmusic, Louis Lingg And The Bombs
As his many projects (a. o. The Nightchild, Gentle Zombies, Andromeda Eye) wouldn't be enough, the ukrainian exceptional artist Nightchild A. commits himself to deathrock in a modern vesture with SOCIOPHOBIA. Vocals in the traditional Rozz Williams-style meet aimed guitars and excellent keyboard work here. The album, which was self-released as a free download some time ago, has reached cult status and elates new fans day by day. With "What's The News?" Sociophobia offer an elegant... Topics: Goth, Goth Rock, Alternative, Indie, Rock, Wave, New Wave, Darkwave, Post Punk, Sociophobia, afmusic
Sometimes it seems like you stand alone with a vision in your life. And sometimes two have the same without knowing each other. In case of afmusic and Zorch Factory Records it is the promotion of talented newcomer bands basically from the Gothic-, Post-Punk and New Wave genre. The more both got to know and estimate each other the clearer it became a logical consequence to work together. The consequence of this collaboration is the now available compilation 'Howly Night', which is much... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Coldwave, Wave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Rock,...
Urban Requiems (Extended) is the digital re-release of the originally 2007 released EP, containing now 4 re-recordings from Offering and 4 new songs. Unique in the style in Fortaleza, the Plastique Noir (black plastic, in french) embraces the name of the bag used to store dead bodies in morgues. The music, gloomy but pleasant to dance, involves bodies and minds carrying them to an intensive experience with their english-written lyrics which evocates the myths and facts of horror, morbidness,... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Gothic, Gothic-Rock, Post-Punk, Death-Rock, Industrial, Darkwave
Heavy Metal + NintendoCore: Crossover = Industrial Metal! This you'll get only by ALL:MY:FAULTS! The inhabitants of Darmstadt also cement with the second single in 2009 their exceptional position as the most innovative and most independent German underground band. "Error abyss and the pretty accomplice" is experimental 8-bit Metal with suitable tempo changes and "Es wird ein Regen kommen"bridges between WELLE:ERDBALL and SUCH A SURGE - with song and text in RIO REISER-... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic:, all:my:faults
Am 2. Mai 2008 veröffentlicht Sven Rebentisch seine Maxisingle "Der Biss" als offizielle Downloadsingle auf afmusic. Neben dem Originaltrack wird ein Techno-RMX und das dazugehörige Antidiskriminierungs-Musikvideo in bester Qualität als kostenfreier Download unter einer Creative Commons Lizenz verfügbar sein. Das komplette Album "Intimität" erscheint dann am 23. Mai 2008 in digitaler Form. Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
With "Wirbelsturm" ("whirlwind") SHINO comes up with a "live" album of a special kind. The album was recorded almost in one turn, with the focus on the authenticity, not on artificial sound quality. "Wirbelsturm" consists a lot of cover versions of russian songs, which mean a lot to SHINO, amongst others from Chaif, Grazhdanskaya Oborona and Kino. This all was recorded with a classic guitar and brings the listener into the situation, to experience the... Topics: Gothic, Acoustic, Guitar, Singer, Songwriter, Indie, Shino, afmusic
Four guys from the capital of Germany crossing the republic. For three voices, melody, shouting and bad-ass guitars are the frame those four create their dreams of. You have to live music for approaching things as Shearer do. Genius and madness coupled with megalomania, which is entitled such as for hardly any other band. The audience will expect a big rock album with 'Eve', but it also gives the necessary breaks for breathing, independent, catchy and diverse. The limited EP 'Adam' improves... Topics: Alternative, Rock, Indie, Punk, Shearer, afmusic Source: CD
The two Musicians Olivier Tiriboulet (Bass, Vocals, Synths) and Delphine Bayard (Drums) met in june 2010 for the first time, in september they already started recording their first tracks. It didn't take long until the band IGNITION880 left their mark, because in january 2011 they already had their first live performance. Their energy and conviction as much as their music is already established. Their life is rock, sometimes in moonlight, sometimes in a kind of apocalyptic trance... It... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
afmusic Release # 051: LIGHT IN YOUR LIFE - dto Post Punk meets Post Rock highlighting the field between Shoegaze and Show – the swedes LIGHT IN YOUR LIFE produce psychodelic pop pearls like bands such as EDITORS, ELEFANT und ESKOBAR and their debut is just as good. They already raised attention a year ago releasing an EP under the name of SLEAZY ROMANCE. In Sweden insiders celebrated this band as swedens answer to INTERPOL: the five guys from Uppsala manage the balancing act between... Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Post-Punk, Punk, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
This output is a very special project: a full length album [running time over 50 minutes] based upon only on song: PitchBlack Inc.'s Folge Mir. 15 tracks done by 15 artits like Kenji Siratori, ad:key, upiry, Nirgendwo takes the lyrics on a journey through very different styles of sound and music. It shows impressively, how atmosphere and mood of a song can vary by an artist's intension and interpretation. Pitch Black Inc. ( 1 reviews ) Topics: Electro, Electronic, EBM, Techno, Industrial, Dance, Indie, Folk, TripHop
Long enough Aeon Sable have waited for the star to shine. The debut from the german duo is entitled „Per aspera ad astra“ and delivers a very individual interpretation of Goth-Rock. Din-Tah Aeon and n1n0, already enriching the ‘dark side of music’ with other projects in the past, are now on the road with a self-produced, 40 minutes-set, tied on the atmosphere of Fields of the Nephilim or The Sisters of Mercy, revamping it into a modern style. The album not only shines with unique sound... Topics: Alternative, Darkwave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Indie, New Wave, Wave, Rock, afmusic
This remastered CD contains 2 mini-albums that The Search recorded in 2004 and which have never been officially released until now. The 80's postpunk and British indie music slowly but steadily make a comeback. Bands like Interpol, Radio 4, Astral and The Stills use the musical heritage of the 80's in a refreshing way in their modern alternative music. References to The Smiths, Suicide, Joy Division and The Cure are hip again. Now we have something hot again with The Search. Sweden's newest... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, Newwave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
Primary Curious was intended as a short-lived cover project. Formed in summer of 1999 in Bielefeld, Olli (vocals), Suzie (drums) and Moci (bass) interpretate songs of their icons The Cure, OMD and The Chameleons. After all the label Genetic Music was concerned in a collaboration. In winter 03/04 the debut album "The Intimate Stranger" was recorded and published in July of 2004. 3 and a half years later the band own some live experiences and the first edition of the debut now is solded... Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Electro, Electronic, Indie, Gothic, Wave Source: CD
Smoke Fish is composed of 4 members, Shay (Guitar /Voice, Keyboards), an Israeli arrived in Brittany (France) in 2003 after backpacking around the world, Jonathan (Guitar, Keyboards), PY (Drums) and Jean Se (Bass). The quartet's common influences, such as David Bowie, The Pixies, Pavement, Pulp or even Queen gave birth to a dynamic, genuine and high energy Pop-Rock. Exploring a vast musical range, from acoustic ballads to more full-on rock material with slight touches of oriental and electronic... Topics: Alternative, Indie, Rock, Pop, Independend
While almost whole europe experiences an updraft of Gothic Rock, Post Punk and all related styles of music, now a duo from the so far silent Czech Republic pipes up. Tongue T (vocals, guitar, bass) and Tongue J (vocals, drums) debut in an impressive way, which can easily compete with top acts like Deadchovsky or Christ vs. Warhol. Stirring, passionate guitar riffs, a lot of reverb in the vocals, driving drums and catching melodies are on the brothers’ agenda and for sure they will catch the... Topics: Deatrock, Batcave, Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Darkwave, Tongue, afmusic
THE SLIMP are one of these bands whose output is worth a best-of after a few years yet. Last year, the band from Cologne released the compilation "Recall 2003 - 2005" to share a review on their own creations with their growing number of supporters. In 2009, the THE SLIMP are looking into the future again - and the new record shows, that a look back can as well be a look ahead: "Wavelands" sends cosy shivers down your spine like we remember from our favourite bands of the... Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock
The debut album of the band SMOKE FISH has quite a lot in common with the trips around the world made by the lead singer Shay: a lot to discover as well as to experience. Not only the journey is the reward. It is moreover a journey leading along glorious places and fabulous sights. Shay’s journey had begun in his home country Israel and ended, after numerous stations, in the Breton seaport where he decided to dwell and founded the band. “Life Ain’t Pink” starts with a vortex of sound of... Topics: Alternative, Indie, Wave, Rock
The Magic Drone is the obscure sound of the unconscious, the music being pushed out of the hive in Autumn, the simple whisper of the nature. This release contain 5 tracks of interior noise, the travel of Arios through music and nature. Topics: Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave, Deathrock, Batcave, Gothic-Rock, Electronic
Powerful alternative rock with a generous helping of punk. Aggressive, emotional, uncompromising, but then again anthem-like, with a fine sense for melodies and catchy hooklines. Honest energetic rock instead of monotonous charts music. SHEARER are a fresh breeze sweeping through the music business straight from Berlin, Germany. But most of all SHEARER are authentic, rebellious and free! Free for everyone! They are a statement against the music industry's conventions and shallowness:... Topics: Alternative, Rock, Indie, Punk, Shearer, afmusic
The new album title by The Glass Spider sounds a lot more conciliatory than his predecessor. After the album "Resistance" from the year 2008, that is a call to resistance, it is now called "For Better or for Worse". Someone seems to be done with the resistance and found his inner peace. Sounds as if it would be more harmoniously and maybe a little bit more relaxed now. Whoever will listen to the new album, will quickly recognize that although a certain lightness has entered... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Rock, Industrial, afmusic
"Arrhythhmia" was published on Sonorium in November 2008 as the second and for now also last longplayer creation by CURIOUS. At the same time afmusic published the net-single "Days" under a Creative Commons License. Songs like "Days", "To Run With The Hare And Hunt With The Hounds" or "J. Mary (Sweetheart)" put dancefloors in motion just like the song "Thrill B" that was released earlier as a bonus track. "Resurrection",... Topics: Gothic, Gothic-Rock, Post-Punk, Death-Rock, Batcave, Coldwave, Darkwave, Wave, Indie, Alternative,...
Only a short while after the successful release of their debut album "The Violet Day", which was released on Valentine's day on afmusic as a free download, the Quinsy return with a single, that introduces a new album. As usual, The Quinsy offer dark post punk, which partly reminds of The Exploding Boy, but not even for a second losing its own charm. Guitars, that stay in your ear, a deep voice, which leads the listener through the songs... "You Know I'm Sick" continues the... Topics: Gothic, Gothic Rock, Alternative, Indie, Rock, New Wave, Darkwave, The Quinsy, afmusic
"The Generation of This Order" by CONFUSION IS NEXT. Recorded /mixed /mastered in May / June 2009 by Matteo Magni @ Truckstudio, Seregno, Italy. Produced by CONFUSION IS NEXT. All songs by CONFUSION IS NEXT, lyrics by Matteo Radice. Artworks by Matteo Radice. Published in free version on Trastienda Netlabel and afmusic in July / August 2009. Available in a deluxe version featuring two pdf booklets, flac or hi quality mp3 encoding + 1 extra track @ afmusic mp3 shop in August 2009! For...
The album title "Crossing the Rubicon" is a metaphor for deliberately passing a point of no return, especially when a business of risky consequences is at stake. This portrays precisely where NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND stand at present. The journey has began — only victory awaits to be fought for, at the other end of the Rubicon river. More Info: www.myspace.com/enefeu | www.afmusic.de Topics: Industrial, Darkwave, Alternative, Indie, Gothic, Wave
A ride through history, from America to Russia, John F. Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe until Steve Jobs: the time, destiny and history, life and death, war and peace, destruction and rebuilding, crime and victims, a series of links to different realities...This is the first explosive new album of CHEMICAL WAVES. Anticipated by the release of four singles, "The Origin", "Murders TV", "Sweet candy bullets" and "The Great Dictator", with related video clips... Topics: Alternative, Electronic, Electro, Darkwave, Gothic, Indie, New Wave, Rock, Industrial, afmusic,...